Fordham Law


Joseph Landau Named One of Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40

July 23, 2012

Fordham Law Associate Professor Joseph Landau has been selected by the National LGBT Bar Association as one of the Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40. The LGBT Bar established the award to recognize lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender legal professionals under the age of 40 who have distinguished themselves in their field and demonstrated a profound commitment to LGBT equality.

Landau joined the Fordham faculty in 2010 and teaches courses in civil procedure, national security and immigration law. His scholarship focuses on federal courts, national security, administrative law and immigration law.

He serves as Board Chair of Immigration Equality, a national organization that engages in education, litigation, outreach and lobbying on behalf of LGBT and HIV-positive immigrants and asylum-seekers. He is also a member of the New York City Bar Association’s LGBT Rights Committee.

Landau graduated from Duke University in 1995 and received his J.D. from Yale Law in 2002. He spent three years at the New York office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, where he specialized in securities litigation and co-directed the firm’s pro bono practice group in immigration and international human rights. He clerked for the Hon. David Trager of the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of New York and the Hon. Betty Binns Fletcher of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He is a former adjunct professor at Cardozo Law School and a former visiting lecturer at Yale College. Between college and law school, he was an assistant managing editor at The New Republic magazine in Washington, D.C.

Landau will be recognized at the LGBT Bar Awards Luncheon on August 25 at the Lavender Law Conference in Washington, D.C.